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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Podiatry School
  • Pomona
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

One Assistant Professor

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"If you could go back in time, how would you better prepare yourself?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Why DPM vs MD/DO ankle specialist?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

No Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr Harkless' passion for the field and the future of podiatry. New Anatomage 3D interactive anatomy table/system." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Weren't allowed access to the cadaver lab because an exam was being set up. This is unfortunate because one of the tour guides said it was one of the main reasons she chose Western. I feel like they should arrange for interviewees to have access to all facilities or schedule interviews on non-exam days. We also didn't get to go into the main classroom because of an exam. We also weren't allowed into the gait lab room. Lastly, when I asked the interviewer about the school's poor first time board pass rates and 66% graduation rate (34% of students fail out or transfer to other schools) he basically just shrugged it off and said that Western isn't for everyone. He showed no sympathy for those students and didn't express any concern about it on the school's part. I figured he would say something like "yes, we are aware of that problem and are looking into ways to improve those statistics" but all he said was "Western isn't for everyone."" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interviewer was gonna work so hard to analyze my answers to his questions and try to make more questions about my specific answers and why I answered the way I did." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It seems like IF you can make it through the curriculum you'll be a great physician, but not necessarily a great podiatrist since the whole premise of the school is equality with MDs and DOs and training as a physician first and podiatrist second. They're definitely paving the way for us all and I'm glad someone's doing it, but at the end of the day they're focusing too much on the future and not enough on the current state of podiatry. It seems like they're training you for the COMLEX or USMLE and not the APMLE, which is probably why their board pass rates are so low." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

No Response

What was your primary mode of travel?

No Response

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

No Response

What airport did you use?

LAX

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn near Fairplex

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/05/15

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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